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1810 William George Armstrong (English Engineer, Inventor of Hydraulic Cranes, Engines and Bridges) English Scinetists & Mathematicians Inventors & Inventions Historic UK
1832 Mary Edwards Walker (New York-born Physician, Feminist, Women's Rights Activist, Civil War Veteran Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor). Mary Edwards Walker Women's Suffrage Medicine American Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor
1876 Willis Haviland Carrier (New York-born Engineer, Inventor, Pioneer of Modern Air-Conditioning Systems with over 80 Patents Willis Haviland Carrier Inventors & Inventions Carrier Corporation
1894 Norbert Wiener (Missouri-born Mathematician) Norbert Weiner American Scientists & Mathematicians
1935 Laurence Pringle (New York-born Children's Science Author) New York Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Non-Fiction Science Butterflies Author Illustrator Source Boyds Mills Press University of Massachusetts
1948 Elizabeth Blackburn (Australian-born 2009 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology) Elizabeth Blackburn Telomeres 2009 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1915 W. Atlas Burpee (Canadian-American Horticulturalist, Seedsman; Founder of Burpee Seeds) Canadian Scientists & Mathematicians Botany Business & Economics Burpee Seeds
1832 First Streetcar Begins Operation in New York City New York City Transportation Historic Firsts New York Times
1866 A New Bridge over the Susquehanna River Provides Train Travel between Wilmington, Delaware and Baltimore without Using a Ferry Baltimore, Maryland Wilmongton. Delaware Bridges Railroad State of Delaware
1867 J.B. Sutherland of Detroit, Michigan Is Granted the Patent for a Refrigerated Railroad Car Detroit Scientists & Mathemaiticans Railroad Inventors & Inventions Historic Firsts Patents & Trademarks
1895 Russell Penniman Receives a Patent for Transparent Photographic Film Patents and Trademarks Photography USPTO"
1896 Portland, Oregon's Cordray Theater Spells Its Name in Lights with Its Marquee Sign Portland, Oregon Electricity Stage & Theater"
1898 Thanksgiving Day Storm Kills at Least 450 People in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts New York Connecticut Massachusetts Storm Thanksgiving Day Death History Channel
1922 English Archaeologist Howard Carter Opens Second Doorway to King Tutankhamen Tomb Howard Carter Tomb of King Tutankhamen Archaeology Historic UK Ashmolean Museum History Channel
Two-tone Technicolor Is Used for the First Time on a General Release Film, Toll of the Sea Film History of Technology Historic Firsts History Channel
1927 Ford Debuts the First Model A Henry Ford The Ford Motor Company Automobiles Historic Firsts History Channel
1930 H. L. Hunt Acquires Rights to the Daisy Bradford No. 3 East Texas Oilfield Illinois Business Leaders Texas Business Leaders Business Texas State Historical Association
1942 President Roosevelt Orders Nationwide Gasoline Rationing, Beginning December 1 Franklin Roosevelt Automobiles World War II New York Times
1959 U.S, Launch of Pioneer P-3 Lunar Orbiter Probe Fails Shortly After Liftoff Space Exploration Lunar Exploration NASA
1965 France Joins the Space Powers, Launching Its First Satellite, Diamant-A France Space Exploration History Channel Technology and Society
1966 President Charles de Gaulle Opens World's First Tidal Power Station in France France Oceans Energy IEEE
1985 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-61B) on 6-day Mission to Launch 3 Communications Satellites Space Shuttle Space Exploration NASA
1999 In the Vanuatu Islands, a 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Collapses Buildings, Killing 5 People, Injuring 40 Vanuatu Earthquake Death USGS

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